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Escape from paramilitaries – How a Guatemalan wound up at Lighthouse

Posted on 29. Mar, 2017 by .

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By Michael Ashcraft Ivan Arango never liked the party because, as he repeated, they always ended with fights, hatred and vows of revenge. But his close friend, Antonio, prevailed on him to go to his high school graduation’s celebration in Guatemala – in the cantina. Sure enough, a fight broke out over some stolen beers, more »

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How I survived with a smile

Posted on 24. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Kayla Armstrong, LCA sophomore Growing up I always seen kids with a mom and dad and always going out to eat and having a good time. Well believe it or not, I didn’t have that. My mom was my mother and father, and it was always just me and her. My father was really more »

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Quack! Aquí se aprende el buen español

Posted on 17. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Kayla Armstrong, LCA sophomore Writing essays in class is one thing, but writing essays in Spanish? Ha! How about translating 36 paragraphs for one homework assignment? Clearly, Spanish 3 – the Advanced Placement exam prep class – is not a Mickey Mouse class at Santa Monica’s premier Christian high school, the Lighthouse Christian Academy. more »

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A hot telenovela for extra points in Spanish 2

Posted on 17. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Aden Craig Ralph, LCA sophomore Trina Gratton always liked Spanish soap operas – called telenovelas – and watched them with her mother and grandmother. “They’re addicting – all the drama, the characters and their backgrounds,” Trina said. So when at the end of Spanish 2 at the teacher showed “Betty La Fea,” it occurred more »

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Second straight qualification for playoffs for LCA soccer in 2017

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by .

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For the second straight year, Lighthouse Christian Academy entered soccer playoffs — a decided break from a long past of never making post-season play. But the Saints mechanics ran rough on Feb. 15 against delToledo High School, which dismissed LCA with a resounding 0-6 defeat. For about a week, Lighthouse players were thinking their third-place more »

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